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Raspberry Red Pepper Jelly Meatballs

This Hot Pepper Jelly Meatballs recipe combines frozen meatballs, raspberry jam, chili sauce, red pepper jelly, and orange juice to make a sweet and spicy appetizer! Simply toss the ingredients into the crockpot and your work is done!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 people
Calories: 359kcal


  • 56 ounces frozen meatballs either Italian or Swedish style
  • 24 ounces chili sauce
  • 11 ounces raspberry jam
  • ounces red pepper jelly
  • 4 ounces orange juice


  • Add meatballs, chili sauce, jam, and jelly to a large crockpot.
  • Pour ¼ cup of orange juice into each empty container of chili sauce and cover and shake to loosen up any remaining sauce, then pour into the crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours before enjoying.


  • How To Store: Keep any leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy them within 3 days!
  • Make-Ahead Directions: Just cook them the day before and then store them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy them just toss them back in the crockpot to be reheated!
  • If I Use Homemade Meatballs In This Recipe Do I Still Need To Cook Them In The Crockpot For Four hours? No, if you’re using cooked homemade meatballs you do not need to cook them for 4 hours. They won’t need as long to cook since they won’t be starting out frozen. I do not recommend making this recipe with uncooked homemade meatballs.
  • Is There A Way To Add More Spice To This Recipe? Definitely! If you’re really looking for a kick of spice you can add more chili sauce! Or you could even add in some chili powder or cayenne pepper.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg